Project Snapshot
LionGas LNG
Facility Type: LNG
Scope: New Construction
Owner: 4Gas
Location: Rotterdam  Netherlands
Region: Europe & Russia
Modified:  September 10, 2008
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Project description

LionGas regasification terminal, owned and operated by 4Gas, is located in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Supplying natural gas to northwestern Europe, the LionGas terminal is expected to be operational by 2012.

The LionGas project was initiated in 2001, and 4Gas obtained its environmental and construction permits for the project in September 2006 and December 2006, respectively.

LionGas is the first company ever to receive an environmental and construction permit for the supply of LNG in the Netherlands. Moreover, LionGas is the only fully permitted independent LNG terminal project in Europe.

Construction on the LionGas terminal is scheduled to begin in the second half of 2008. Development of the regasification terminal involves two phases of construction – the initial phase and an expansion opportunity. The first phase of development for LionGas will include the construction of three tanks, each with the capacity to hold 154,000 cbm each. Initially storage capacity will be 9 billion cubic meters a year.

In 2007, 4Gas signed an MOU with ENECOGEN, which owns a gas-fired power plant next to the LionGas terminal, for capacity right to 2bcm of natural gas. Also, LionGas will use the residual heat from the ENECO power plant for heating its LNG.

Additionally, 4Gas will dredge a single jetty for the first phase of operation. Two and a half miles (4 kilometers) of pipeline will be built to connect the regasified LNG to existing pipeline systems. Independent operator GTS is managing the pipeline project.

The second phase of development includes the construction of another three tanks, for a combined capacity of 18 billion cubic meters per annum. Also, a second jetty will be added when the terminal is expanded.

4Gas is developing the LionGas as an open, multi-user terminal, offering use of the terminal to other companies.

  Key Stats
Major process units:
Initially three tanks of 154,000 cubic meters net capacity each (second phase doubles number of tanks and capacity); jetty; 2.5-mile pipeline connecting terminal to existing pipeline system
Post-project processing capacity:
9 bcma, with second phase expansion capacity of 18 bcma
Product:
natural gas
  Related Articles
LionGas, Port of Rotterdam Sign Lease Agreement
Dec 19, 2008 - LionGas B.V. and the Port of Rotterdam Authority on Friday signed a lease agreement on two adjacent plots of land near the entrance to the port for the construction of the LionGas LNG Terminal in Rotterdam.
LionGas Forges Ahead To Start Ops By Oct. 2012
Nov 11, 2008 - Dutch multi-utility company Delta N.V. and global LNG terminal developer 4Gas last week announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for capacity rights in 4Gas' LionGas LNG terminal in the Port of Rotterdam.
Slow EU Reform May Hinder Dutch Gas Hub Plan
Mar 28, 2008 - The Netherlands is investing billions in new infrastructure with the aim of becoming the gas trading and distribution hub of northwest Europe, but its success may be hindered by a lack of reform in neighboring countries.



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